Boulder, Colo. (January 2, 2014) – Two KBS players received the prestigious Player of the Year award by the Golf Writers Association of America. The “Male Player of the Year” was awarded to the 2013 Masters champion and the “Senior Player of the Year” was presented to the winner of the 2013 U.S. Senior Open.

The 2013 Masters champion has been playing the KBS TOUR shaft since 2009 and has compiled a total of nine professional wins. Since switching into KBS, this player’s greens in regulation ranking has improved from 162nd in 2009 to 11th in 2013. Last season proved to be his most accomplished yet with four professional wins worldwide.

The winner of the 2013 Senior Open has trusted the KBS TOUR shaft since 2008. He has a total of 10 professional wins since playing KBS and recently clinched the season long Charles Schwab Cup. This player was one of the first professionals to switch into KBS shafts on the PGA Tour and won shortly thereafter.

“We are very happy for both of these players and congratulate them on their awards,” said Kim Braly, Director of Tour Operations and R&D. “Since switching into KBS shafts years ago, both professionals have seen terrific wins and major victories worldwide. The KBS team is excited for both players going into the 2014 season.”